Rezoning - Palm Cove, Sylvan Lake

On April 14, 2022, Council gave second reading to Bylaw 1367/22 to rezone approximately 3.65 hectares (9.04 acres) of W½ 34-39-02-W5M to Residential Conservation Cluster ‘R-RCC’ District.

In 2011, Qualico Communities received approval to redesignate approximately 38.69 hectares (95.61 acres) on W½ 34-39-02-W5M to Residential Conservation Cluster ‘R-RCC’ District, to develop a 59-lot residential development, to be known as Palm Cove.

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The property is situated on the north shore of Sylvan Lake, directly west of the Summer Village of Sunbreaker Cove and directly east of the existing 6-lot Palm Bay residential subdivision. Access to the property is directly from Rainy Creek Road.

Qualico Communities is now seeking permission to slightly revise the original approval, in Stage 1 of the development. The proposed revision has been prepared to retain as much as possible from the original approval.

The subdivision lot count in Stage 1 remains at 59-lots in the revised concept, but the location of some lots has changed. The lot sizing has been reduced from an average size of 0.40 acres to 0.25 acres. The reduction in lot sizing drastically reduced the footprint of Stage 1 which is now limited to the central and west-central portions of the site. Two new cul-de-sacs have been added to the west-central portion of the site, to take advantage of the proximity to the lake amenity areas and lake views.

In order to accommodate the proposed revision to the lot layout, approximately 3.65 hectares (9.04 acres) of W½ 34-39-02-W5M land must be rezoned from Agricultural ‘A’ District to Residential Conservation Cluster ‘R-RCC’ District.

For more information, please contact Cajun Paradis, Senior Planner with Lacombe County at 403-782-8389 or  or see the attachments